Date: Jan. 5, 2011

Film critic Roger Ebert came under fire when he tweeted a link to a story about the "N" word being removed from new editions of Huckleberry Finn, preceding the link with, "I'd rather be called a n***** than a slave." Note: His tweet spelled out the full word.

Criticism quickly arose in response, with many citing the fact that Ebert was unlikely to be referred to with either word. Ebert swiftly apologized, tweeting: "You know, this is very true. I'll never be called a n***** *or* a Slave, so I should have shut the **** up," and linked to a blog post criticizing him.